Devon First Aid offers a high level of training that can help you and your staff deal with any first aid emergencies. We offer FAIB approved first aid training courses that can be tailored to suit your workplace requirements. We provide a flexible, friendly training service delivered to a high standard and with minimum disruption to your business.
I offer courses from my hub near Bovey Tracey, Devon, or I am offer a mobile service to provide training from the comfort of your own facility. I also have a range of open courses individuals or small groups available to book here.
Armed Forces Covenant
We are very proud to have signed the Armed Forces Covenant . We welcome Service Personnel past and present to make contact with us and we will do all that we can to accommodate your needs
High Quality First Aid Training
We aim to provide you with up to date information, which is relevant to you and your staff. Our courses can be tailored to meet your requirements, therefore making them more industry-specific.
Our event cover service is competitively priced, comprehensive and tailored to your needs. We only employ the most skilful knowledgeable staff so that you and your visitors can have the reassurance of safety
First Aid Needs Assessments
As part of our ongoing commitment to safety in the workplace, Devon First Aid are now offering to visit your place of work and complete your First Aid Needs Assessment.
For just £150 we will carry out your First Aid Needs Assessment, recommend what training and first aid kits you need.
If you go on to book a full Emergency First aid at Work course with us, we will refund 50% of the assessment fee and 100% if you book a First Aid at Work Course.
Please feel free to contact us for further details
Mental Health in the Workplace.
Mental Health First Aid
One in four people in the UK will have a mental health problem at some point. While mental health problems are common, most are mild, tend to be short-term and are normally successfully treated, with medication, or talking therapies.
Mental health is about how we think, feel and behave. Anxiety and depression are the most common mental health problems. They are often a reaction to a difficult life event, such as bereavement, financial stress and relationship breakdown but can also be caused by work-related issues. Work can also aggravate pre-existing conditions, and problems at work can bring on symptoms or make their effects worse. Whether work is causing the health issue or aggravating it, employers have a legal responsibility to help their employees..
Some employees will have a pre-existing physical or mental health condition when recruited or may develop one caused by factors that are not work-related factors. Employers may have further legal requirements, to make reasonable adjustments under equalities legislation.
Lord Stevenson and Paul Farmer (2017) produced he ‘Thriving at Work’ report. It sets the ‘Core Standards’ – that employers of all sizes can and should put in place: The core standards have been designed to help employers improve the mental health of their workplace and enable individuals with mental health conditions to thrive.
The First Aid Industry Body (FAIB) Accredited Suite of Mental Health in the Workplace Courses aim to enable delegates to identify and assist employees who may be suffering with poor mental health, initiate a change in stigma and culture, work within the legal guidelines to assist and share information on Mental Health and Wellbeing to aid prevention
The FAIB Courses focuses on common Mental Health illnesses, the solutions and self-help techniques that aid prevention and recovery.
Dependant on course specification, some or all of the following
- Mental Health in the workplace and the law
- Recognising and understanding stress, anxiety and depression
- Non-judgemental listening skills & confident conversations
- Removing the stigma by creating a mental health aware workplace
- Engaging someone to talk about their mental health who may be reluctant to do so
- Recognising more complex mental health issues (psychosis, personality disorders, Bi-polar)
- Supporting an employee who is off sick
- Return to work and reasonable adjustments
- Promoting wellbeing within the workplace
- Self-care: Managing and maintaining your own mental health
The Half-Day Mental Health in the Workplace Course will help employees to recognise the possible signs and symptoms of a person that has mental ill-health challenge. To be able to understand mental ill health and its associated stigma and how to access help for those in need or crisis
The One Day Mental Health in the Workplace Course will help employees recognise the possible signs and symptoms of a person that has mental ill-health or is suffering with stress. To be able to understand mental health and its associated stigma and how to access help for those in need or crisis. To have the ability to use a Mental Health Plan to help those in crisis or need, find external professional help and guidance and understand the law in relation to mental health and the workplace. We will also help them to be able to identify best practice when helping someone to stay in or return to work.
The Two Day Mental Health in the Workplace Course will help employees recognise the possible signs and symptoms of a person that has mental ill-health or is suffering with stress. To be able to understand mental health and its associated stigma and how to access help for those in need or crisis. To have the ability to use a Mental Health Plan to help those in crisis or need, find external professional help and guidance and understand the law in relation to mental health and the workplace. We will also help them to be able to identify best practice when helping someone to stay in or return to work. To gain an understanding of more complex mental health conditions. To Promote well-being in the workplace and how you can become an Ambassador for Mental Health and Well-being To have the ability and confidence to be able to share Information on self-care to aid prevention to help others and yourself.
First Aid for Maritime Security Operatives Course
In collaboration with the biggest Maritime Security Operative providers in the UK we are pleased to announce the launch an industry specific adaptation to an existing FAIB approved course.
The Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work Enhanced with Basic Trauma for Maritime Security Operatives Course has been designed to be delivered in the Maritime Environment both on and offshore. Although the material can be taught by Devon First Aid Trainers, we also offer a comprehensive Train the Trainer package and ongoing support and certification.